The Italian consultancy company IRD Engineering has signed the contract to provide construction supervision and legal consultancy services on the sections of Corridor VIII and Corridor X-D in the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia. The contract was awarded following a recently won tender. IRD Engineering was chosen for having the best offer in terms of value for money, as well as for being the only company to submit a perfectly adequate offer from a technical point of view. The supervision (the contract for which is worth EUR 22.4 million) covers the motorway sections Gostivar-Kichevo, Tetovo-Gostivar, Trebenishte-Struga-Kfasan (Corridor VIII), as well as Prilep-Bitola (Corridor X-D), awarded to the Turkish-American consortium Bechtel-Enka, for a total of 131.8 km. For the construction of the sections of Corridor VIII within North Macedonia’s territory, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has allocated EUR 244 million, out of a total budget for 2023 of EUR 324 million. IRD Engineering was founded in 2000 with the aim of providing engineering services during post-conflict reconstruction efforts in the Western Balkans, and over the years has expanded its activities to North-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Today, the company operates in more than 25 countries and has completed more than 1,000 projects with a total construction value of approximately EUR 35 billion.